The current Internet backbone is quite vulnerable against threats. Intended attacks as well as misconfigurations lead to disturbances on the BGP layer. Prominent examples include hijacking of YouTube's IP prefix, and incorrect redirection of 15% of the US Internet traffic to China Telecom in April 2010.
Current efforts of the Secure-Inter Domain (SIDR) working group within the IETF lie in the standardization of protocols to enhance the security of BGP, taking practical deployability into consideration. They focus on solving two problems: enable a router (a) to verify that a BGP update did originate at an authorized AS and (b) to verify that the AS path within the BGP update corresponds to the route traversed. Even though path validation is far from global deployment, deployment of the solution for prefix origin validation is growing.
To promote a more robust Internet backbone, we offer two events. You can participate in either or both.
This tutorial is designed for operators of autonomous systems. We give background about state of the art protection mechanisms against prefix hijacking. The course is complemented by hands-on experiments, where you get experiences of how to protect IP prefixes. After this tutorial you should be able to enable prefix origin validation in your network. We will have an English and German speaking tutorial.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together Internet operators, policy makers, engineers, and researchers to discuss speed-up of RPKI deployment. We aim to identify both technical open problems as well as business concerns, which prevent global RPKI deployment. The workshop will consist of short talks and detailed discussions.
You can register separately for both events: http://rpkiws.eventbrite.com.
The IETF Warm-Up is a casual social to meet colleagues and friends working on the Internet. You are cordially invited to join. The BBQ is sponsored by BCIX.
Please follow the registration on http://ietf87-warmup.realmv6.org/.
The RPKI Workshop and the IETF Warm-Up (social at Saturday) will take place at Freie Universität Berlin at the Institute of Computer Science. The official address of the institute is Takustr. 9, 14195 Berlin, Germany.
Computer Science Main Building. Room 053 (Tutorial), Room 049 (Deployment Strategies)
You find detailed directions from airports and main train stations to the venue at http://www.mi.fu-berlin.de/en/fb/contact/location.html.
Traveling from the IETF venue to the Freie Universität Berlin takes about 30 minutes. It includes one metro ride.
From the Hotel InterContinental walk to metro station Wittenbergplatz and take the metro line U3 towards Krumme Lanke. Get off at station Dahlem Dorf and walk to the venue.
You find more details in the Google map.
In case of questions feel free to contact Matthias Wählisch.